Hi, I have a LAN with 3 Windoze/95 machines and 2 Windoze/98 machines
connected to a Linux RH 5.1 (2.0.34 Kernel) machine which connects to a
3Com Impact IQ ISDN modem which in turn connects to an ISP. The modem
works tolerably well in the evening and the middle of the night, but it
is unreliable to the point of uselessness during the day time. U.S.
West, the local TELCO, stuck an analyzer on the line and (I am getting
this third hand so take it with a grain of salt) I am running 3.1
Kbits/sec analog instead of 115 Kbits/sec digital. All of the machines
can access the web once the connection is up, so I assume that IP
masquerading and IP routing are done correctly; and if we use a 56 Kbit
modem instead of the ISDN modem, everything works fine, too; so I am
fairly confident the problem is the setup of our modem. Also, if we use
the ISDN modem with Windows/95, the way 3Com intended it to be used, it
seems to run like the wind.
I've surfed 3Com's website. 3Com is a very technically savy company -
why don't they support Linux or at least give us the technical
information we need to work this stuff out?
Anybody have any advice?